Russell Westbrook Visits Young Shooting Victim In Hospital

Russell Westbrook Visits Young Shooting Victim In Hospital

On an off day, Thunder star Russell Westbrook paid a surprise hospital visit to 13-year-old shooting Janneh Britton who had one wish. To meet him. More via Reddit:

“I thought you guys would like to hear a little bit of a different side of Russell “teddy bear to love kids” Westbrook!

I work at a non-profit in Oklahoma City that does vital home repairs/remodels for folks who have been affected by disaster and disability. We’re helping a 13-year-old kid (Janneh) who was shot back in June and ended up becoming a quadriplegic. After talking to a local news station, Janneh mentioned all he wanted for Christmas was to come home, and meet Russell Westbrook (his second favorite basketball player).

Yesterday afternoon Russ shows up to the hospital, unannounced, by himself, no Thunder Ministry of Propaganda, no twitter photo ops. Just Russ and his big heart for kids. He hung out for about 30 minutes, chatting up Janneh and just being awesome.”

In another turn of awesomeness. Thanks to the story being posted on Reddit, over $5000 was raised to help support Janneh and his family. The fundraising goal for the family is $80,000 and to help you can make a donation by visiting this link.

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